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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 15, 2014 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

How much does Linux cost?

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Poster: Ach Chew Date: Mar 16, 2014 3:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Der jokes dey it is not alveys getten here. Tryen de Knock-knock.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Mar 15, 2014 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

About a gigabit or so download of your bandwidth for the really decent distros. But there are many to choose from.
I tried literally dozens before going with Mint.

http://distrowatch.com/

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 15, 2014 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

So if one was to make a direct comparison between a Windows OS and an OS-ALT it wouldn't work. One you pay for, one you can dl for free. Kinda apples and oranges.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 15, 2014 10:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Certainly apples and oranges in that one you buy and the other is free.

It doesn't change the fact that there is a life cycle to these systems and eventually support for them will end.

Just because you bought a computer from Dell or whoever with Windows XP on it 7 years ago doesn't entitle you to support for the system as long as you desire.

If you had installed a free open source OS you would still contend with similar circumstances and you would certainly contend with a steeper learning curve in terms of maintaining the system yourself - though they have improved the process drastically in the Linux world.


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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Mar 15, 2014 10:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Pretty much, although you can "buy" Linux install CDs/DVDs for a few tiny bucks if you don't like the idea of installing from an iso file. It mainly just covers shipping costs. And you can have both OSes on the same computer (for weaning purposes or to decide that "This farking Linux sucks! Oh why did I let myself get talked into this vicious evil commie plot!")

Some articles thatt might help:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/1366/how-can-i-install-ubuntu-without-removing-windows

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer

And of course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkPcdXGD8vo